A PAIR OF CHINESE 'FAMILLE ROSE' EGGSHELL PORCELAIN PLATES, CIRCA 1730
Each finely potted, painted in a vibrant 'famille-rose' palette with a central lotus flower set within a border of four petal-shaped cartouches containing ladies and boys at play, long tailed song birds perched amongst peony blooms all reserved against a gilt, rouge-de-fer and enamel lotus design, the petal-shaped rims with four quatre-lobed cartouches containing butterflies amongst sprays of peonies and begonias, all against a pink diaper work ground.
|Provenance||Property of an English Gentleman, Somerset.|
|Literature||A similar petal-shaped plate is illustrated by George C. Williamson, The Book of Famille Rose, Charles E. Tuttle Company, Rutland, Vermont & Tokyo, Japan, 1970, colour plate XXXI, top left, ex Martin-Hurst Collection.|
|Condition||One plate with a short restored hairline|